Windows RT is dead, won't be upgraded to Windows 10

By Scorpus
Jan 23, 2015
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  1. One of Microsoft's biggest flops over the past few years has been Windows RT, a specific version of Windows that was designed to run on ARM hardware, rather than the usual x86 hardware Windows had previously been built for. It...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,335   +1,937

    If I understand this article correctly, the poor saps who shelled out and fell for the sucker punch that was RT are being given the cold shoulder by MS?... Damn! that's unfortunate, glad it wasn't me though.
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,822

    Why not? Happens to everyone. The only question is how long it usually takes.
  5. The Chad

    The Chad TS Enthusiast Posts: 23   +7

    Typing this on my Surface RT and I think this idea sucks. But its Time to move up to a surface pro at the end of the year anyway. My question is phones are arm RT is arm doesn't seem to hard to keep two really good pieces of hardware running.
  6. MoeJoe

    MoeJoe TS Maniac Posts: 358   +172

    If it felt like a trial balloon, it's definitely a trial balloon.
  7. Windows 10 Vista RT NSA Keylogger New Coke died before released.
  8. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 488   +122

    I think windows rt was actually a good concept if you look at in the way it was supposed to. It was cut down version of windows, but isn't that essentially what iOS is? and android is a cut down version of full desktop distros in my view. On tablets or even small computers it was perfect, very simple, low security threats included office (and outlook in 8.1) and had pretty much the full functions of windows underneath (aka printer support). It had a full browser and was put in pretty good spec'd tablets and as the windows store has grown in app count the os has gotten more function. Sad to see it go but I will be using my RT for the foreseeable future as my "mobile" computer (all my laptops are 17" so this is very mobile for me). BUt now with full windows 8 tablets so affordable and very well spec'd for there price the need for RT has completely died, at the time of its inception it was a safe bet ARM was moving a lot a lot faster then intels atom chips.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2015
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  9. bun long

    bun long TS Rookie

    I using Lenovo Yoga 11 (Window RT). If Microsoft do not the do anything with Windows RT, so my laptop use Windows RT will die too. Why Microsoft don't care about windows RT ? why they are not responsible to window RT?
  10. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 488   +122

    Windows RT will be supported until windows 8 support end in 2025(or somewhere around there), what Microsoft is doing is not releasing a Windows 10 variant that will replace Windows RT.

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